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Whole Bird Bulk Packaging



Whole Bird PackagingWhole bird bulk packaging involves boxing multiple whole birds. Entire birds are placed in a plastic-lined box. Liners are sealed, the container is weighed, ice is added and the container is sealed. Filled containers are then shipped or stored. Tasks unique to this operation include:
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Whole Bird Individual Packaging

Whole bird individual packaging involves packing the gizzard, liver, and heart with the whole bird and placing it in a bag. Individual bagged birds are then packed in boxes and iced for shipping. Packed boxes are placed on pallets for removal from the processing area. Tasks unique to this operation include:
  • Task 1: Giblet Packer: Inserts heart, liver, and gizzard back into body cavity.
  • Task 2: Bagger: Inserts whole bird into individual bag.
  • Task 3: Bag Sealer: Pushes air out of and seals bag.
     
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